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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Some states are looking at alternatives to seniority-based teacher layoffs

Interesting op-ed piece in the LA Times about the frustrations and ramifications of laying off teachers according to seniority only. California is laying off around 30,000 teachers, so this is a pretty big concern throughout the state. The authors of this article talk about creating a "quality-based layoff system." Supposedly some other states are doing it...teachers in these other states seem to support it. I wonder what New Jersey's teachers would think? Is anyone working on this here?

Check it out...
California's quality-blind layoffs law harms teachers and students

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